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Poll: Majority approve of Reiwa as new era name

  • April 3, 2019
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei , Kyodo
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Yomiuri led with the results of its nationwide poll asking the public their views of Reiwa as Japan’s new era name. Some 62% of the respondents said they have “positive feelings” about the name, while 31% said they were having difficulty getting used to it.


Mainichi and Sankei reported on the result of a Kyodo poll showing that 73.7% of respondents have “positive feelings” about the name Reiwa, while 15.7% felt the opposite.

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